Graduate Admissions

Take the next step

Students choose SUNY Cortland for their graduate school experience because of the strong reputation we have for excellence in teacher education, physical education, sport management and other fields.

Cortland prepares you for real-world workplace challenges and for learning inside and outside the classroom with faculty who draw on years of professional experience in the fields they teach.

Whether your goal is to advance your current career or to launch a new one, your Cortland degree will put you on the road to success.

COVID-19 vaccination policy

All new students must provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated before arriving on campus for the semester. To be considered fully vaccinated, two weeks must have passed since receiving a final COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Incoming students must do one of the following:

  • Submit vaccination verification or upload documents through the SUNY portal, which is available for accepted students through the Admissions tab in myRedDragon or online through the SUNY website (must use SUNY Cortland credentials provided at acceptance) .
  • Apply for a medical or religious exemption from SUNY’s COVID-19 vaccination policy if needed. Applications will be reviewed individually. If an exemption is not granted, students must follow the vaccination policy.
  • Complete the attestation form available through the Admissions tab in myRedDragon if a student will not be coming to campus for any reason

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New graduate programs - learn more

Athletic Training (M.S.)

SUNY Cortland’s two-year, full-time graduate program in athletic training will enroll its first students in July 2020. It recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The athletic training profession eventually will require an advanced degree for new certified athletic trainers, and Cortland joins three other New York state institutions that currently offer an accredited master’s degree in the discipline.

Visit the Athletic Training program webpage or contact Alyson Dearie, graduate program coordinator and assistant professor of kinesiology, at with questions.

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Physical Education (M.S.T.)

SUNY Cortland offers a Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in physical education for individuals who do not possess a teaching certificate in physical education.

Visit the Loading... to learn more.

Interested students can contact Helena Baert, graduate program coordinator and associate professor of physical education, at or 607-753-5618.

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Graduate Admissions Office
Miller Building, Room 106

Mailing Address
Graduate Admissions Office
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-4800
Fax: 607-753-5988

Monday through Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.